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. >> feminism should be classified as terrorism. m. this is al jazeera america. good evening. i am michael lee live in new york with a look at today's top stories. heavily armed shiite militia men prayed through baghdad. >> no more war in iraq. no more war in iraq. >> americans rally around the country demanding they not go back to war in iraq. >> pope takes on the mafia. a tiny victory in the fight to save the endangered orange
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orangutan. . >> we begin in iraq where sunni rebels have claimed more territory. fighters for the islamic state of iraq or isil are in control of two border towns in the north. they have gained control of the baiji oil refinery. in baghdad, the most powerful shia militia is turning out. president obama's laying down conditions for any u.s. military strikes. we will have more of that story in a moment. first, jane arraf has the latest from baghdad. >> that tension we saw befohalff the last civil war which dragged this country into brutality and chaos is emerging again. we have been seen images and see
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seen here on the ground those fighters from the army. the army are followers of shia clerics. a lot of people will remember them because he sent people, particularly young men out into the streets in 2004/2005 to fight american soldiers. in 2004, they were fighting a bitter battle against the u.s. army and nejev as well as other places. they are back. suter has basically reorganized them in the show of force that we saw today to send the message that they are here and they will defend iraq. the really big development, though, michael, as you mentioned, is at the syrian border quite far from baghdad but extremely worrying. it's the main border point with syria. >> crossing, we understand from security sources, has fallen to the islamic state of iraq and the lavant, the isil.
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when they moved in, that means to back up a tiny bit, that means there are fighters from that group, the al-qaeda offshoot on both sides of the border. in fact, there is essentially no border now that they have taken the border post. according to execute sources, there is weaponry coming back. it opens up a corridor. it is to many people here including the iraqi government extremely worrying. michael? >> janet raffa. people have taken to the streets in a number of cities. they are calling on president obama to avoid military intervention. let's get more on that story. live from washington, d.c. john, what was the messenger you saw at these reallies? >> michael, good evening. they are citing previous infamous wars that the u.s. has been involved with including vietnam, corea, the gulf war of the early '90s and the iraq war
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of 11 years ago. they are worried the u.s. always starts it at the low key level but things ramp up as the country gets sucked deeper into conflict. they think there is a danger that might happen this time as well well. >> that's the next they want the president to here. >> antiwar protests outside the white house, the president sending u.s. forces back to iraq and these people fear boots on the ground or not. >> the white house, they say to president obama the people don't want another war in iraq. they elect the president obama to get out of iraq certainly not to go back to iraq. >> you are trumping the will of the people who don't want the u.s. there and that the troops should stay in the united states, that they shouldn't be deployed to iraq. the best way they can treat iraq is to allow the people in iraq to decide their destiny. >> special operations forces on behalf of the al-malaki government, it's only continuing the division between people who
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see al-malaki as an authoritarian dictator. it seems like the most powerful people in the world. >> the focus of any antiwar protest because commander in chief is based here act to end racism. while scenes like these inspire protesters far apart as la, tallahassee and boston, polls suggest most americans don't appear to be paying much attention. >> 12 times of americans would support that 46% of americans do support airstrikes on the country. >> he says the suffer vay showed 24% aren't followingents in iraq closely. odd in a way because 41% think an isil victory would matter to the u.s. a great deal. so they also found 52% think it was a mistake to get involved with iraq in the first place.
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>> no more war for iraq. >> that's the sentiment here outside the white house, too. keep the number of americans sent back to iraq as low as possible and don't get dragged back in to a full-scale conflict. >> michael, that protest at the whitehouse has wrapped up for the day. protests similar to that will continue into the country's midsection and on to the west coast as day goes on. michael? >> right there in front of the white house, i am sure if president obama didn't see it for himself, he heard about what was going on outside the gates of the white house. what's the latest from the president on whether the u.s. will get more involved in this crisis? >> he did not see it for himself actually. he was playing golf today in virginia. it's back at the whitehouse now. what he has said, he's been giving an interview to msnbc which was recorded on friday and will air on monday. his main point in that is that it's up to the iraqi leadership to try to pull their country's politics back together again. meanwhile, michael, secretary of state kerry is going to the
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region and to europe and his task there will be to discuss politics at the international and local level as they pertain to iraq right now. michael? >> john terrett live in washington, d.c., thank you. >> earlier, i spoke to douglas oll i have a nt, a fellow with the new american foundation and asked him about the potential value between the renewed relationship and iran if both countries decide to intervene. here is what he had to say. >> the time that will have been opposed to each other is a good thing. you don't want to compromise your interest to get it. we shouldn't give up anything that's really critical to us but, you know, talking to iran can't be a bad thing. they certainly have interest in iraq. they are neighboring countries. they are going to share a border forever and iran does not in instability on the western border. it doesn't need a failed state here it wants iraq to stay together and be more or less stable. our interests do align at least in the big picture. wonts we start pushing out the
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particulars, we may find we have everything. >> we will take a look later tonight at iraq and the region and the political players behind the crisis there. join us at 8:00 p.m. eastern, 5:00 o'clock pacific. the hunt is underway for a south korea ian army sergeant who killed five fellow soldiers and wounded five more. the shootings took place at a guard spot south of the demil tarized zone near the border of south and north korea. harry fawcett reports. >> a name has emerged. it's understood that sergeants lim carried out this shooting just south of the demil tarized zone in the far north eastern corner of south korea. it's been reported that he was on a day shift and when things patrol ended just before 8:00 p.m., that was when this shooting took place. authorities were saying it actually happened at 8:15. the place that he was serving in is known to be one of the most difficult, one of the most
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intention areas for these operations in the whole of south korea on the border. there are rugged mountains around. it is known to be a place that not only requires of those, as this man was on the mandatory two-year military service. they are difficult as well. there have been some much lower level than this incident in the past. in i 2005, another soldier, a private, another enlisted man serving his mandatory two-year service, he killed eight of his fellow soldiers as they slept. >> happened as well at the end of a patrol. it followed al period of abuse and of hazing by superiors. no information yet as to what triggered this particular incident. they do know this is highly pressurized area and that this man, as a sergeant, would be
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towards the end of his mandatory two-year service. >> harry fawcett report from seuol. >> 13 people shot after an attack. media reports the assailants ramped into a police building. three officers were injured. the lastest on a series of attacks. a bombing at the marketplace vladimir putin is supporting the cease fire. he warns the only path to peace with probe russian separatist militias involves dialogudialog government forces say they came under attack from fighters in the east. militia vowed to carry on the resistance. paul brennan reports. . >> separatist fighters of eastern ukraine have been given a week to surrender and accept amnesty. militia volunteers swore an oath to fight to the end.
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until my last breath, they chanted. until my last drop of blood. they numbered barely 100. most of them established fighters but some of them new volunteers. among them, this 19-year-old, a former ukrainian army trainee. now prepared to fight against his former comrades. >> it's my upbringing. i can't sit and watch it with my eyes clothes. i will do everything to help my people. >> the president rejected the ceasefire before it began. their options are narrowing. until recently, oleg was an elected member of the kiev parliament. he is a wanted man, stripped of parliamentary immunity. >> i am appealing to the international community to stop the war because what is happening now in the cities of the southeast when they use planes, canons, tanks, it's not
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right. not once has the government of ukraine battered the neg -- been at the negotiation table. we keep repeating we are ready for negotiations. >> president poroshenko is taking a tough line. he says those separatists who don't accept his terms before the ceasefire ends will be eliminated. he said it's more of an ult massive than a peace plano. >> we are not laying down our weapons. we are going to continue fighting. the things we are fighting for are inaccurate to us. our land, our values. >> there is no sense of a giving up among the militia here renewing vows and new recruits who are willing to go to the front line. the crowd remains very much with
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them. paul brennan, al jazeera, dondon. >> joining me from washington, d.c., william taillor former u.s. ambassador. thank you for joining us today. >> thank you, michael. >> i wonder from your standpoint the hard line that poroshenko is taking here. >> favored on both sides. from the russian side, they don't like the terms of the ceasefire. from your standpoint, is this a good angle of attack? >> an excellent angle. the new president. he laid out a very reasonable approach. he's called aun lat rat ceasefire for 7 days. he asked for the other side, the separatists backed by the russians, the kremlin, by russian military intelligence to do the same, to lay down their weapons, unilateral ceasefire would become a bilateral
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ceasefire. >> seems to me to be a reasonable approach combined with his offer to sit down and talk, combined with his offer to and the constitution, to give more powers to governments, local governments in the east as well as the rest of the country, combined with the acknowledgement that russian language ought to be able to be spoken in that part of the country and other parts of the country. it seems to me this is a very reasonable proposal by president poroshenko. >> we are getting sentiments from the pro-russian side to say, 1, that the ceasefire doesn't exist because they have been under attack from ukrainian forces and, two, that they don't believe that negotiations are real because they haven't happened yet and they want them to put down their arms before there is negotiation. why can't we negotiate before we do that? >> that's exactly what president poroshenko has done. he has declared aun l unilatera ceasefire on the part of the ukrainian military action the ukrainian military is not initiating any fighting at this
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point. no attacks. now, the russian-backed separatists have initiated attacks and, of course, the ukrainian military will fight back, will defend themselves, but the un lateral ceasefire declared by president poroshenko is in effect for the next six and a half days. it's up to the separatists to take advantage of that and sit down at the table. if they say they are ready to sit down, that's a good sign. >> means that both sides are ready to sit down and talk. >> should happen and that could be a way to resolve this issue. >> what are your thoughts on the idea of some type of buffer zone room ordered to be maybe 10 kilometers between this area near the border of ukraine and russia? sounds like to me it's almost like a demil tartized zone between south and north korea. is that a good idea to be considering at this point? >> i think it is a good idea to be considering. the problem has been russian equipment, russian solids, russian volunteers, russian
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weapons coming across russia into ukraine stirring up this problem. in no other part of ukraine is there any problem like this? it's only in the part where the russians had such a big effect. we see that the russian military. the russian military insurgency is running this separatist movement. they declared themselves the prime minister of the people's republic. russian military organizations. >> that's the reason it would be a good idea to have that to have that buffer zone. >> what you see going on currently, what did you expect will be the outcome of this ceasefire when its lifted next week? any change in a positive stand peabody from this stand-off? >> there could be. >> when it's up to the kremlin to tell their russian backed separatists, it's up to the separatists to sit down and
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talk, lay down their weapons as the ukrainian military have ceased their attacks. enforcing theirun l unilateral ceasefire, so it's up to the kremlin and the russians to take advantage of this seven-day unilateral ceasefire. >> william taylor, former ambassador to ukraine, thank you for the insight. >> thank, michael. >> pope francis to announce the ex communication of the mob. the pope was in kalabria in the southern part of the country after visiting the family of a child killed in a shootout. frans condemned the evil path of organized crime. tim friend reports. . >> under a scorching calabrian sun, the pope arrived to deliver his strongest attack yet on the mafia in the heart of their own territory. this was a mass but he also delivered a speech saying that
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the mafia clan that thrives here was the add oration of evil. the church had to do more for the common good to prevail. >> the question is, will the pope's words make any difference? some here believe that the mafia are too powerful to be challenged and have on occasions infiltrated the church, itself. >> earlier, the pope visited criminals at a local jail. in a private meeting, he comforted the imprisoned father of a three-year-old boy killed after being caught in a local mafia shootout this year. it was that tragedy that prompted the pope's visit. he had this message to the prisoners who he urged to he repent: i want to express to you my personal closeness and that of the church to all of the men and women who are in prison in every part of the world. >> they have been preparing for
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this visit for weeks. many here have suffered first hand the violence of the mafia and hoped for change. >> at a time church is the only agency that can win against the mafia. >> the pope can change people's conscious. if that changes the mafia, it won't be able to enter the new generation. that's what we are fighting for. >> as the pope returned to rome, for now, the mafia remained undiminished. it's power and influence growing. tim friend, al jazeera, sibria calabria. >> next, growing protests against police violence in new mexico. the united nations may have to scale back peacekeeping mission. the budget fight that's brewing between western powers and the third-world.
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hundreds of protesters march through the streets of albuquerque, new mexico. demonstrators say they are fed
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up with the police department's use of excessive force. 26 people have been killed by officers since 2010. the story. >> happened here in albuquerque since march when the albuquerque people shot and killed a homeless man with a history of mental illness in the foot hills surrounding the city. he was repeatedly shot a police dog was said on him. it was all caught on camera. he was posing minimal threat. the protesters say the leadership has allowed the police to kill people with impunity. around that same time, james boyd was killed. the albuquerque police department. it was damming. there was a pattern of excessive force, unconstitutional. violent outcome was desirable. a culture of aggression whereby police officers would comb pete
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with each other. often with their home assault weapons. >> the police department and the mayors the reforms. a death toll has only risen. a wider problem. nine cities. under federal over sight because the police department are thought to have violated civil rights. albuquerque could sue the government. >> reporting from albuquerque. in florida, officials are looking at how expansion of the state's stand your ground law will take shape. governor rick scott signed a bill that people who fire warning shots, lawmakers say it was inspired. she is facing a possible 20-year sentence for firing what she says was a warning shot at her
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estranged husband during an argument. >> america's problem eclipses that. shooting in the headlines. why is gun control still such a con tentious debate? earlier i put that to brian levin of california state university. >> until recently, the second amendment meant was not fully vetted through the supreme court. a more cultural and historical analysis of gun rights and that is this notion of rugged individualism that came from a country that is expansive. population wise small. gun rights were connected to not only individual liberty but also to the notion of state authority. >> levin ordered with new legislation, it would be hard to get rid of a large number of firearms already in circulation. mexican authorities are investigating the derailment of
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a cargo plane carrying hundreds of my grant workers. no injuries were reported after several cars came off of the tracks friday. the train known as "the beast" is one of two trains used by my grants on their journey to the u.s. that will journey documented in al jazeera's series, "borderland." on sunday, the system with joe berlinger involves two cases of children convicted of murder. should they be sentenced to life in prison without parole? here is a preview.
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>> i deserved it but not this punishment i got. but, you know, i was just i messed up. i feel i deserve another chance to go back out there, you know and do right. . >> i think the system works. i think the system worked in this case. i think mr. wickwere is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. where things need to be fixed is before we ever get to the situation where wickwere has a
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gun in his hand. >> we need to do a better job of educating our children, of educating people if not to have children if they are not in a situation to raise them appropriately. >> that's where the system's broken. criminal justice system works just fine. >> you can see the entire episode of the system tomorrow night, 9:00 p.m. eastern, 6:00 o'clock pacific. debating iraq, american vets from operation iraqi freedom say they don't want their hard work to be for nothing. fans get set for game number 2 in brazil.
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welcome back to al jazeera america. i am michael leads. here is a look at your top story: pro-russian separatists
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say they will figkeep up the fi, refusing to lay down arms despite a peace plan offered by ukraine. russian president vladimir putin is supporting the ceasefire. a south korea ian soldier is on the run after killing 5 other soldiers and another one. soldiers at a garden out post near the border of south and north korea. in iraq, militants have taken over more territory. they control a border town near syria as well as the baiji oil refinery. >> for some, iraq in turmoil is bringing back memories. weighing in on involvement in iraq. lisa stark spoke with one retired army officer who said the current chaos did not need to happen. >> running a boy's school outside of philadelphia is a long way from serving in an army
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tank battalion in iraq but the 12 months john no gle spent fighting there is never far from his mind. >> we immediately ran into provide explosive devices, sthieper attacks, mortar, shells, base camp beingshelled and our young men started dying. >> that was in 2004, when the war received a lost cause. but no gle along with david petraeus helped turn the tide writing the counter inc. surgency manual with a surge of troops and iraqi militias. >> we turned it around at enormas cost where the operations that followed. now, the images of isil and other rebel groans rolling into iraqi cities at lightning speed are devastating. >> this is hugely difficult, emotionally draining. i had a bunch of friends dry in
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places, die to seize from insurge he knew events the places that have fallen to insurgen insurgents. >> nagle, a 20s year veteran beliefs the u.s. fumbled at the goal line by failing to lead thousands of troops to help keep the peace as it has in wars past >> when we started in korea, japan, yugoslavia when america fights a war, it keeps troops there to keep the war from breaking out again having paid the price in blood for that territory. we hold what we have taken. >> it's a political decision no gle hopes won't be repeated. >> where i will really get mad is where i make the same mistake again. if i pull our troops out of afghanistan in a couple of years as we are planning to do this same thing will happen again. >> as for iraq, president obama's move to send 300 special forces troops as advisors as
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nothingel support. it may be too little too late. >> this is a danger to the american people. it was preventable. it was predictable. it is going to be damn hard to undo. >> lisa attacker, hatherford pennsylvania. >> hundreds of demonstrating claiming election fraud. they are questioning results of the presidential run-off vote last week, a front running candidate is calling the elections into question. the elections commission is looking into the allegations. >> after of our investigations are done, if anyone has questions, we will solve them. we will separate the fraudulent votes from the clear votes and it will definitely affect results because some will be declared invalid. >> bovotes are being counted. the first results are expected july 2nd. hamid karzi is asking the united nations toss intervene and help resolve the issue. this fight comes with the backdrop of violence, a suicide
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bomber targeted a senior member of government in kabul killing one civilian and injuring several others. an egyptian court has confirmed what might be the biggest death sentence. one 80 supporters of the muslim brotherhood including mohammed madi face execution by hanging. a portion of though sentenced are actually in custody. lawyers for the accused plan to appeal appeal. >> reporter: another chapter in a violent history of egypt's muslim brotherhood. >> this is unjust. 100% unjust. >> members of the group were put on trial in cairo in april. among them, the group's spiritual guide, mohammed badia. he has been put on death row for the second time. >> this is expected when sentencing is politsized. >> the court convicted him for the murder and attempted murder of policemen in an attack on a police station last year.
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he has been convicted of belonging to a terrorist group. >> day, police killed hundreds of muslim brotherhood supporters in the capitol and the violence didn't stop there. >> 3 more people were killed by security forces in cairo on friday. they were protesting against the overthrow in july of the mohammed morsi. >> put egypt on this course. a formerme of the muslim brotherhood had built to a critical level hours after celebrating his first year in power, the military backed by many e gees overthrough him. >> morsie is in prison facing criminal charges and a possible death sentence. >> he was the group's great hope after decades in exile. >> marked the brief return of the brotherhood. according to many e jizz, his policies eventually led to his own spectacular fall. >> they gave the excuse to once again ban the organization and
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justify mass arrests and death sentences. >> much like those handed down on saturday. >> three journalvists been in egyptian custody since last december. they are accused of supporting the muslim brotherhood reporting news damaging to national security. a verdict is expected to be announce odd monday boka haram discounts to wreak havoc in northern fire year i can't, burning homes and killing residents. officials are now turning to ordinary citizens for help. andrew simmons reports it might be the last line of defense against a growing rebel threat. >> not well armed. they have little training. but this is a vigilante force rapidly growing in size and determination. to try to defend the capitol against boka haram attacks. by night and day.
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tens of thousands of young men are at checkpoints or joining patrols and joint missions with the nigeria army backed by bor no state. some are paid wages. >> we know each and every one of them. the moment we see them, we will follow them. recruits are being easy to find. mohammed buka joined after boka haram attacked his district. he lives in old madugery where the young have very little. it's in areas of abject poverty that boka haram has thrived. this is a place where mohammed or many like him maintain a vigilance for anything suspicious. his family is still traumatized by the attack in which boka haram shot dead several people including mohammed's father and three younger brothers. >> tried to kill my grandfather. they couldn't make it so many
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people in our area. >> with boka haram attacks increasing, the role of the vigilantes isn't just concentrated on this high-profile job. many are tasked with intelligence duties spying on people who might be informers and tracking suspected attackers. >> this is a war. the vigilantes are playing an important role in defending this city. there is a siege-like meant 'til mortality here because boka haram are commanding the ground outside of the city, killing at will, wherever, whenever they want. >> and not far away more than 4,000 people who escaped from attacks on surrounding villages now seeking shelter wherever they can find it. among them is ali buka and his family. two weeks ago boka haram made him watch as they shot his 17-year-old son dead along with
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47 other people. >> i have to accept it as god's wi will. i am helpless. i can't do anything. i don't have a way of fighting them. >> this force is raising some alarm among human rights groups. but these are desperate times. these vastly outnumber the soldiers here unlike the army, they know their neighborhoods well. >> andrew simons, al jazeera. >> al jazeera has learned the u.n. budget problems could put an end to more than adowns peacekeeping missions by the end of june. an argument between western nations in some developing countries is putting the budgeit in limbo. >> the u.n. has peace keepers in 16 missions around the world. their authorized strength is over 100,000 troops and police in u.n. blue helmets. there is a major funding prices.
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if there is not a deal by the end of the month when the current budget runs out, these keepers will have no money and won't be able to operate. >> most of the u.n. troops come from the developing world. these soldiers are from rwanda but the main funding is provided by western nations. this is a row that's pitching the world's richest. ak ab dume mumam is ambassador of bangladesh, over 8,000 serving. >> bangladesh is obligated to help the u.n. >> one positively. >> the facilities. it is demoralizing. we want our guys to be equipped and energized. >> efficient.
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the u.n. must find more troops. marley and south sudan and set up a new piece keeping operation. there hasn't been a major increase in the money the u.n. pays to countries that contribute cores for years. currently the united states pays an avenue of about $1,200 per peace keeper. some countries want that increased as much as $1,700 per peace keeper per month. the total which ends in a week stands at about $73,000,000,000. it could rise to more than $9,000,000,000. >> crunch negotiations will continue in the coming days. the talks have gone on past their allotted time. there is no bucket left for translators and support staff. instead james bays.
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united nations headquarters. >> a day many had been waiting for. it's officially summer. what better place to be than the famous stone henge monument. hundreds gathered to see the sun. the longest day. a stoninghen ge, it's purpose remains a mystery. what is not a mystery is the weather we are seeing right now across u.s. here with more. >> no mystery. we don't know exactly when the lightning will strike. we've got a lot of slight anything across u.s. with all of that is a load of thunderstorms across the united states. some have been bringing heavy rain. in minnesota, we have had so much, we have been totalling it up, twin cities in the top 10 wettest junes on record. it's conductor at number 6. june 19th at twin cities, we had
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4.13 inches of rainfall come down. we are seeing significant amount of flooding in the local rivers. we have some major flooding here in minnesota. we had that going on. on the big sioux and little sioux in iowa. the storms rolling in are heavy, bringing in powerful wind gusts of 60 miles an hour, large ha , hail,ne nebraska got a significant amount too. it is stunning to see this almost four inches off of the air force base in the little area of papillion, part of omaha. 7 and three quarters inches of rainfall. >> that's so much rain in 24 hours. it is no wonder we've got all of these flood warnings in place. flash flood watches still going in to effect for parts of the dakotas. we will see powerful storms becoming severe in sports spots
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like colorado. a couple of toranados reported earlier. currently, in central east illinois and in to village, we have tornados going on. spinning up action powerful winds and bringing in the heavy rainfall. problem is that tomorrow, expect more of these heavy slow-moving storms to come through. minnesota. you don't want any more rain in this particular area. you are also going to be glad to see these. heavy rain come down here. we are totalling over half an inch for raleigh and looking at temperatures that are getting down right hot. add the humidity, memphis, you are just sizzling, 93 right now in memphis. we are going to get these storms pushed through and hopeful bring a little bit cooling in some of these areas. >> that will be nice to get some swe sweltering conditions. thank you so. >> in brazil, furniture cars and parts of people's homes were swallowed up by giant sink hole that opened up in a pour section of the city of natal. the area got a huge amount of rainfall earlier this week.
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more than 100 families were given emergency shelter. many homes are teetering. the sink hole is blocked from a world cup soccer stadium. speaking of the soccer, now, goals gal or. today brought more heart-pounded in 2 action. a third game was underway right now. from rio de janiero. i don't know if we can get any better. >> i didn't think you could get any better. what a game we have witnessed. you know, in the united states. >> genuinely, i don't think i have ever seen a better half of ball for shear excitement in the second half after a goalless first half. germany took the lead. ghana came back so unexpectedly because german is such a strong team. they managed to equalize, force their way into the lead so the
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game was going back and forth. germany, of course, to equalize again and the goal scorer there was the substitute. >> an inrid elbow record. more world cup goals. 15 goals, 2-2. now that sets everything up for that winner between the united states and portugal. it will be sticky, humid. a good position. particularly if they can get a good result against portugal. >> report from rio de janeiro. team u.s.a. takes on world cup fever. it always does in world cup season. >> out of the group stages and move on to the knock out round of the world cup. >> a victory over ghana has excited many fans including young players. a report.
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>> the kid in the hot green soccer shoes that he just got this week, whoops whoops, a boy with an illness brought on by world cup. >> my mommy says i love ball so much that i have ball fever. >> mom is happy to indulge him. >> it's not just that i want my kid to play here this is a sport that's played in every single place in the world. >> you don't need much. you don't even need shoes. >> fans are wildly interested soccer parents on chicago's south side. the fields are just astro-turf. maybe the coaches here playing for the u.s. team. . >> super stoked. >> television ratings. u.s. viewers watch the u.s.-ghana match. adding more soccer fields. the question remains: why
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doesn't soccer outside the u.s. catch fire in the u.s. the way it does in other cut trees. >> we have an american dream. grow up, get out of poverty if you will. >> kids can't wait for sunday's game against portugal. soccer stuff? they can wait for ever. they have had to higher the triple amount of workers? >> they have done triple the amount of business. >> we handled little russia, before the game. trying to get everything. how long did yours? can i get hats? scarves? >> i am looking at some of the merchandise because this is my last day. the u.s.a. doesn't make it to the finals. this is the team i want to win. >> while these kids may not become soccer stars, themselves, the excitement is giving them something to chase.
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>> al jazeera, chicago. >> a ground-breaking scientist credited with saving thousands of lives has died. the woman who invented kevlar using infert tilty science to help save a species. see what vet narnz are doing to help the disappearing arunadang. 
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gerry come manned has died conlen and others were wrongly in prison for a public bombing that killed 5 people. the so-called go for 4 were exonerated in 1989. the basis for the film in the name of the father starring daniel de lewis. he was 60 years old. >> the scientist behind kevlar has died. a chemist who worked at dupon
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for more than three decades died wednesday at the age of 90. more on the scientist and her groundbreaking invention. . >> stephanie crow was already a rarity. a working woman. >> then came the discovery of a lifetime when she developed a liquid crystal solution that became the basis for the super strong fabric known today. the fibers were 5 times stronger than steel and fire resistant. at first, it revolutionized body armer and helmets. with protecting and saving thousands of people. >> once the excitement of add intervention and creativity. when i reflect back upon my
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career, inspired by the fact that i was able to do something that was a benefit to mankind. >> kevlar makes building terms, bomb resistant and able to withstand storms. modern light-wait affair craft. boots and sporting equipment rely on the technology for durability. stephanie, former employer, calling her a true pioneer. >> gerald tan reporting next on al jazeera america. advanced medical techniques to help endangered pry mates.
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cheli is breaking ground on a new project to build the world's largest telescope.
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the european extremely large telescope. >> that's the name or eelt. it will take eight years to build. when it's done, it will be more than 200 feet high and 260 feet widen abling it to see far beyond our solar system and discover planets orbiting other stars. also expected to provide more information about them than has ever been possible. the people of borneo sell their island with orangutans. closely related to humans. at one time they ranged across southern china, vietnam, and signits estimated there were 300,000 livingly oranutans. now sementists believe there about 60,000 alive only on the islands of sumantra and borneo. conservationists in connecticut believe they have discovered the
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key to saving them. >> maggie is a proud new mom. >> an endangered orangutang, she is getting the hang of motherhood. >> she lives here at a conservation center and her baby represents a major breakthrough in saving her species. he is the first in the world to be born using artificial insemination. >> the way she carries for this baby, you know, it can't help but bring me back to the way i felt when i was taking care of my children and how tender and gentle she is and certainly, they are so, so strong but she will clean every little creff allegation in her baby's ear and cradle him and snuggle him and see the love here you can't help but think i have to save them. scientists estimate orangutangs could be extinct if nothing is
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done to halt the disstruction of their natural handicap has been tight. >> there's not enough wild has been at that time to release them. if we can work with people over there to collect genetic material and save it for the future, we really might be able to save the species. she and her team spent two years monitoring natural cycles and the fertility doctor who usually treats humans, saying they share 90% of their dna with humans. >> nobody has been able to complete it. when i got the text the baby was born, i was shell-shocked, waiting and waiting. happy, anxious and a little bit touched i was able to participate. >> the team helps more than orangutans. more than 47 species of animals. the center focuses on breeding
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the animal did to be released to other zoos and promote genetic diversity. marchello says it's part. >> it's most important thing we can do to save our planet. we must keep the balance of nature. what we are doing here only can compliment that effort. we are losing that war. we really are. we need to win battles. this is one of the battles. >> the battle that's being won here in a small way. kaelyn forde, al jazeera, greeni greenich, connecticut. >> the great white shark population is surging. the shark who was once listed as a venerable ease but numbers have shot up 42% since 1997. conservation efforts such as a federal law that bans people from hunting great whites. despite this, only 13 people have died from unprovoked shark attacks.
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13 in the last one 00 years. thanks for joining us. always go to the website, al jazeera ameri stay tuned, though. "faultlines" starts right now. >> it's still months before college football season kicks off, but the team at northwestern university is in the middle of a 40 hour work week. >> they are traveling more than even 10 years ago, they're being asked to sacrifice more they're asked to treat their sport as a year-round endeavor. so the demands on them are so intense that it has put them in a situation where it's like a fight or die situation.